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Boy in Suitcase and Fetus

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Boy in Suitcase and Fetus

Joanne Leonard

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Medium & Support
inkjet print on paper

24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);21 in x 31 in (53.34 cm x 78.74 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
The text accompanying the image reads: May 20, 2015, news photo:  Spanish Ministry via Associated Press, New York Times An 8 year old African boy was discovered in a suitcase on May 7 at border checkpoint in Cueta, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. His father had paid intermediaries who he thought would arrange legal entry for the boy, the father’s lawyer said Tuesday.  Book Reproduction: A Child Is Born: The Drama of Life before Birth, text by C.Wirsèn, photography by Lennart Nilsson, (fetus) “over 4 months, 8 inches”, p. 117, Dell Publishing Co., New York, 1975, fourth printing.

Physical Description
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring an image of a fetus. A newsclipping featuring an x-ray image of a suitcase containing the body of a child lies on the book across the open page.  

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